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Welcome to SOTA!- Founded in 2005 and independently owned by former West End performer and screen actress Juliette Caton. SOTA is Berkshire's leading part-time performing arts academy and theatre school, providing a professional, vibrant and fun environment for 3-18yr olds to enjoy dance, singing and drama classes. From building creative confidence to training professionally for a career in performing arts, SOTA can help you to achieve your goal.

What makes SOTA different?
SOTA's first class reputation has been earned through our 
  • unique combination of syllabus based drama and dance exam classes and non-syllabus creative skills workshops and masterclasses.
  • highly experienced teaching team who are passionate experts in their fields who have professional performance experience and training. Many of our teachers have unrivalled specialist areas of knowledge that our pupils benefit from.
  • wide range of performance opportunities we offer pupils including performances at the world famous Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. 
  • exceptional and consistently high L.A.M.D.A Acting & I.S.T.D. Dance exam results.
  • pupils performing principal roles in the West End and working in the film, television and theatre industries.
  • pupils going on to be accepted at the countries leading full-time drama schools and dance colleges including LAMDA, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Guildford School of Acting, Read Dance & Theatre College, Laine Theatre Arts, Mountview, Arts Ed, Bird College of Performing Arts. 
Pupils are drawn from the surrounding areas of Wokingham, Winnersh, Earley, Basingstoke, Goring, Henley, Datchet and have been known to travel from as far as Southampton and Bournemouth to receive our training.

Classes at SOTA - all you need in one place - on one day.
School Of The Arts provides SOTA Seeds classes for 3-5 year olds, SOTA  School for 6-18 year olds, ISTD Dance ClassesLAMDA Acting Classes, Musical Theatre ClassesHoliday Courses, the SOTA Adult Rock Choir and professional performing arts training in dance, singing and drama to the Berkshire community. 

You are very welcome to explore our website and finding out more about us. You can contact us to book
FREE SAMPLE SESSION for any of our classes by calling 0118 9587168 or by booking online here
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SOTA Reading
@ Reading Girls School
SOTA Windsor
@ Firestation Arts Centre
SOTA Bracknell
@ South Hill Park
3-5 year olds 
  Dance, Singing, & Drama 
6-16 year olds
Dance, Singing & Drama
Screen School
Intensive Training
for young Screen Actors
ISTD Exams
Ballet, Tap & Modern
Estill Voice Training
LAMDA Acting Exams
Rock, Pop, Jazz & Gospel
Easter & Summer 
Free Sample Sessions
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SOTA in Performance
Dancing, Singing & Acting
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SOTA Reading...enrolling now.

On saturday we run a full day of classes at Reading Girls School where we have been resident during term time for 6 years.

Find out about SOTA Reading classes here.

SOTA Windsor...enrolling now.
On sunday we run term time classes at the Firestation Arts Centre for 3 - 18 year olds.

SOTA Bracknell...enrolling now.
On Sunday we run term time classes at South Hill Park for 3 -18 year olds.

SOTA Adult Rock Choir in Reading...enrolling now.
Every thursday evening SARC meets to sing Rock, Pop, Jazz & Gospel hits. No audition or sight reading ability needed and we are currently aged 17 - 70!! Just roll up and rock to a FREE Sample Session!
Screen School 2012.......enrolling now.
Three Day intensive screen acting courses for 9-19 year olds.

Learning from the best
Every teacher at SOTA has had professional training and performance experience in the subject they teach. Our staff; qualified  experts in technique are also professional performers with real industry experience. We ensure our pupils receive the best possible instruction and that each staff member is CRB checked. Go to theAbout Us page to see the SOTA team.



Everything here for you in one place
As a performing arts school, SOTA can offer dance, acting and singing lessons all in one day. This saves you running around after school or at weekends between different venues. Come and receive everything you need - in one place, on one day.
You are welcome to Contact Us with any questions you may have .
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 Article 31
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:
"Every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts."

In support of the children in the world who are not fortunate enough to experience something like SOTA we make a donation to UNICEF every month.  

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